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Автор: S.J. Zaloga & J. Magnuski
Название: Soviet Mechanized Firepower 1941-1945 [Military Vehicles Fotofax]
Серия: Military Vehicles Fotofax
Издательство: Arms & Armor Press
Формат: pdf в rar
Размер: 27,4 Mb
Для сайта: www.eKnigi.org
Описание (About this book): During the Second World War the Red Army was slow to adopt self-propelled artillery. Although small numbers of artillery support vehicles were in service in 1941, these were mainly assault tanks, not true mechanized artillery. The Russians noted the extensive German use of assault guns, like the ubiquitous StuG.III, and began to follow suit in 1942. Soviet wartime assault gun development is frequently misunderstood, often being labelled self-propelled artillery. Although the weapons on the vehicle may very well have been derived from artillery weapons, the resulting vehicles were not used by artillery troops. Assault guns were manned by troops trained by the Red Army's tank force, not artillery force, and used modified tank tactics. They were primarily used for direct fire, and many of the vehicles had no provision for the more traditional artillery indirect fire role. Soviet assault guns were used to supplement tanks, not towed artillery.